Uttar Pradesh: 29 districts declared Covid-19 free, active caseload down to 235

Twenty-nine districts in Uttar Pradesh have become Covid-19 free with no single active case being reported in these districts in the past few days. At present, the count of active Covid-19 cases in the state has been reduced to 235.

The drop in fresh and active cases in Aligarh, Amethi, Amroha, Ayodhya, Baghpat, Balia, Basti, Banda, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hardoi, Hathras, Kaushambi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Mathura, Mirzapur, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Rampur, Shamli, Sonbhadra and Sitapur indicate complete elimination of the fatal virus from nearly 40 percent of the state.

“Through implementation of measures such as the intensive ‘Trace, Test Treat’, prevention through vaccination and partial corona curfews to decimate the pandemic, as many as 29 districts in UP have been able to bring down the fresh and active covid-19 cases to zero,” an official statement said.

On Sunday, the state recorded 18 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 31 patients recovered from the infection. The test positivity rate now stands at 0.01 per cent.

As many as 7,34,53,081 samples have been tested in the state for coronavirus infection so far.

The fresh infections have also been reduced by over 38,000 from its peak, which was 38,055 capped on April 24. While major states have been witnessing a great surge in fresh Covid-19 cases, UP has restricted the daily-case count below 100 for nearly 56 consecutive days,” the statement added.

Some neighbouring states account for heavy active caseload as per the data by the Union Ministry of Health.

Delhi’s Covid-19 active case count stands at 354, Maharashtra (52,025), Kerala (2,50.097) and Tamil Nadu (16,315).

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